THE BLACK CROWES Announce Final Touring Plans For 2013

THE BLACK CROWES
ANNOUNCE
FINAL TOURING PLANS FOR 2013

 GROUP MEMBERS TO FOCUS ON SOLO PROJECTS IN 2014

Photo Credit: Ross Halfin
Pictured, from L-R: Steve Gorman, Rich Robinson, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, Sven Pipien, Adam
MacDougall

THE BLACK CROWES–now earning some of their best critical accolades and audience responses for performances showing the band at the peak of their power–have revealed their final tour plans for 2013.

In addition to their concerts running from September 5-December 13, the band have announced all-acoustic shows October 18, 19, 21 and 22 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and electric shows October 24, 26, 27 and 29 at New York City’s Terminal 5. Look for the iconic band to end the tour on a high note December 14 in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.  The Port Chester, New York City and San Francisco performances will all feature very special guests; go to www.blackcrowes.comfor all the latest. Tickets for the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and Terminal 5 in NYC go on sale Friday, August 23 at 12:00 PM local time.   Tickets for Bill Graham Civic Auditorium go on sale Sunday, September 8 at 10:00 AM local time.

The band have confirmed that after these concerts, THE BLACK CROWES have no future plans for touring, as band members will focus in 2014 on solo releases and projects. 

Lead singer/guitarist CHRIS ROBINSON says, “This year in The Black Crowes has re-affirmed my belief in the power of music & the power of love. Can’t wait to see what the future holds, long live rock & roll!”

Guitarist/vocalist RICH ROBINSON says, “The tour this year has been incredibly positive. From our own shows, and into the Tedeschi Trucks tour where we found our musical soul mates.  Really great vibes all around. I’m looking forward to the fall for some great shows.” 

Drummer STEVE GORMAN said, “The tour this year has been a great run, and we’re looking forward to the fall dates in a lot of our favorite towns. The turnout and response from the fans has been overwhelming.  After 23 years of doing all we could to kill this beast–and I mean we really threw everything we had at it but just couldn’t get it to die–I think it’s obvious that the best course of action is to enjoy it as much as we can.”

The band’s “Lay Down With Number 13” tour–ending a two-year hiatus–kicked off March 24 with five sold-out U.K. shows. They’ve been flying high since in the U.S. and in Europe, where they performed June 18 to July 6, including headlining shows, festivals and two stadium concerts with Bruce Springsteen.

As always, THE BLACK CROWESChris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Adam MacDougall (keyboards) and new member Jackie Greene (guitar, vocals)–take audiences on a musical journey and establish a deep, magical bond with them.  THE BLACK CROWES have sold over 35 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts.  These powerful performances are captured on their latest release WISER FOR THE TIME, a four-sided vinyl collection and double album digital download (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records).

Yesterday (8/15), THE BLACK CROWES wrapped a successful co-headlining summer amphitheater tour with the Tedeschi Trucks Band.  They will perform this weekend (8/18) at The Peach Festival in Scranton, Saturday before heading out September 6 for various festival and headlining dates (see full itinerary below).

Here’s a sampling of the critical praise THE BLACK CROWES are generating in 2013:

“The band brought its A-game…the instrumentals were dynamic and concise… [Chris Robinson’s] expressive voice can still do plenty of heavy-lifting…They sounded lean and tight and in fighting shape…The middle of the show included some wild instrumental odysseys. None was more visceral and transcendent than during ‘Thorn in My Pride,’ one of several highlights. The others: the fusion of ‘Hard to Handle’ with ‘Hush’ the Billy Joe Royal song made famous by Deep Purple; ‘Soul Singing’; and ‘She Talks to Angels.'”

–Timothy Finn, KANSAS CITY STAR, 6/1/13 

“…a high-volume, high-octane performance that reclaimed the Crowes’ stature as a fierce, music-first live act.”

–Gary Graff, THEOAKLANDPRESS.COM, 4/15/13

“It was simply one of the best pure rock and roll shows I’ve seen in a quite awhile, and one of the finest I’ve seen from the band ever. The band clicked on all levels musically as the interplay between original members Chris (vocals) and Rich (guitar) Robinson and Steve Gorman (drummer), along with Sven Pipien (bass), Adam MacDougall (keyboards) and new guitarist Jackie Greene.”

–Bob Ruggiero, HOUSTON PRESS, 4/29/13

“’Wiser Time’ is shaping up to be for the Crowes what ‘Dreams’ is for Allmans–a philosophical psychedelic epic.”

–Scott McLennan, BOSTONGLOBE.COM, 4/15/13

“…the band was relentless, hammering out their set with conviction and urgency, making every note count…Steve Pipien, their elite bassist is beyond stellar. His lines and fills created a tapestry upon which the rest of the band could rely on sonically. The man is in a realm of his own.”

–Charles Rosenberg, EXAMINER.COM, 4/4/13

“They kicked the night off with a punchy ‘My Morning Song’ and mixed a heavy dose of classic older material with more recent originals and both familiar and new covers. The band nodded to English classic rockers Traffic twice early in the set – first for a lively take on ‘Feelin’ Alright’ which they’ve played for years, and then for “Medicated Goo,” a cover first performed on this tour. “Medicated Goo” was an early highlight as Jackie and Rich shredded away on guitar…The two guitarists traded solos equally throughout the night, giving the songs a fresher sound than what one dominant lead player can provide. Nowhere was that more apparent than on ‘Wiser Time,’ as they stretched the song past the 15-minute mark. Keyboardist Adam McDougall jammed away with a colorful electric piano solo before Jackie and Rich took their respective turns – delivering solos that mixed moody experimental noise with a climax full of lightning fast shredding as Chris Robinson triumphantly hurtled into one final chorus. After the intense jamming of ‘Wiser Time,’ The Black Crowes took a turn towards the earthy and showed off their acoustic side. ‘She Talks To Angels,’ one of their biggest hits, felt totally revitalized with Jackie Greene on mandolin, while ‘Whoa Mule’ found Greene picking up a banjo and drummer Steve Gorman moving to center stage to play tabla as rustic Americana and world music wonderfully collided.”

–Sam Robertson, JAMBANDS.COM, 4/30/13

“…the Black Crowes have gracefully touched or referenced all that is great in roots and rock music over the course of a monster discography with…swagger, piss, and vinegar…’Wiser Time’ gave the crowd a brief reprieve from the incendiary blues-rock salvos of guitar and pounding drums of ‘Remedy’ while showcasing Chris’ huge range–still unspoiled at his age. ‘She Talks to Angels’ was a crowd pleaser to be sure, an aural sigh during the otherwise high-octane performance, however, it was the rockers and the burners that signified the return of the Black Crowes to their roots as an absolutely deadly rock ‘n’ roll unit. Rich Robinson’s ability as guitarist has grown immensely over the years; once content being mostly a perfect rhythm machine, he pulled out leads worthy of any one of the band’s famed former guitar foils, and his slide playing in particular made for some of the set’s zenith guitar moments.”

–David Von Bader, NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH, 5/6/13

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DATE             CITY/STATE                        VENUE                                              ON-SALE (all times local)
Thu     9/5       Cooperstown, NY    Ommegang Brewery                       NOW
Sat      9/7       Arrington, VA                        Interlocken Festival                         NOW
Sun    9/8       Arrington, VA                        Interlocken Festival                         NOW
Tues   9/10    Birmingham, AL       Iron City                                             NOW
Wed    9/11    Fayetteville, AR        Arkansas Music Pavilion                NOW
Fri       9/13    Telluride, CO                        Telluride Blues & Brews                 NOW
Sun    9/15    Salt Lake City, UT    Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre  NOW
Sun    9/22    Madison, WI              Orpheum Theatre                            NOW
Tue     9/24    Huntsville, AL           Mark C. Smith Concert Hall           NOW
                                                      @ Von Braun Center
Wed    9/25    Jackson, MS             Thalia Mara Hall                               NOW
Fri       9/27    Thackerville, OK       Winstar Casino                                NOW
Sat      9/28    Austin, TX                 ACL Live @ The Moody Theater   NOW
Tue     10/1    New Orleans, LA      Civic Theatre – New Orleans          NOW
Wed    10/2    New Orleans, LA      Civic Theatre – New Orleans          NOW
Fri       10/4    Starkville, MS            Bulldog Bash @ MS State
Tue     10/15  Portland, ME             State Theater                                    8/23; 10:00 AM
Wed    10/16  Portland, ME             State Theater                                    8/23; 10:00 AM
**Fri    10/18  Port Chester, NY      Capitol Theater                                 8/23; 12:00 PM
**Sat   10/19  Port Chester, NY      Capitol Theater                                 8/23; 12:00 PM
**Mon 10/21  Port Chester, NY      Capitol Theater                                 8/23; 12:00 PM
**Tue  10/22  Port Chester, NY      Capitol Theater                                 8/23; 12:00 PM
Thur    10/24  New York, NY           Terminal 5                                         8/23; 12:00 PM
Sat      10/26  New York, NY           Terminal 5                                         8/23; 12:00 PM
Sun   10/27  New York, NY           Terminal 5                                         8/23; 12:00 PM
Tue     10/29 New York, NY           Terminal 5                                         8/23; 12:00 PM
Thur    10/30  Bethlehem, PA         Sands Bethlehem Event Center 8/23; 12:00 PM
Fri       11/1    Chicago, IL                The Riviera Theater             8/24; 10:00 AM
Sat      11/2    Chicago, IL                The Riviera Theater             8/24; 10:00 AM
Tue     11/5    Cincinnati, OH         Taft                                                     8/23; 10:00 AM
Wed    11/6    Louisville, KY           The Louisville Palace Theater       8/23; 12:00 PM
Fri       11/8    Milwaukee, WI          Riverside Theater                            9/6; 12:00 PM
Sat      11/9    St. Paul, MN              Myth                                                   9/13; 10:00AM
Mon    11/11  Boulder, CO              Boulder Theater                               NOW
Wed    11/13  Denver, CO               Ogden Theatre                                 NOW
Fri       11/15  Denver, CO               Ogden Theatre                                 NOW
Sat      11/16  Denver, CO               Ogden Theatre                                 NOW
Tue     11/19  Friant, CA                  Table Mountain Casino                  TBD
Wed    11/20  Tempe, AZ                 The Marquee                                 NOW
Fri       11/22  Los Angeles, CA      The Wiltern                                       NOW
Sat      11/23  Los Angeles, CA      The Wiltern                                       NOW
Fri       12/6    Portland, OR             Schnitzer Hall                                   8/23; 10:00AM
Sat      12/7    Seattle, WA               Paramount Theatre                         8/23; 10:00AM
Tue     1210   Bakersfield, CA        Majestic Fox Theater                       NOW
Wed    12/11  San Diego, CA         Avalon San Diego                           NOW
Fri       12/13  Las Vegas, NV         The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  NOW
Sat      12/14  San Francisco, CA  Bill Graham Civic Auditorium        9/8; 10:00 AM  

(** Denotes all acoustic show)

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